LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TAKE PART IN CULVER'S BENEFIT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS: 4 to 8 p.m., multiple locations across the region hosting "ButterBurgers & Badges." Officers will provide table service for guests dining inside, and will assist at the drive-thru, collecting donations for their service. And $1 for every purchase of any size Culver’s Concrete Mixer will benefit Special Olympics. Athletes will be on-site to meet and greet guests. Information: www.soill.org/event/butterburgers-and-badges.
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE": Through Sept. 1, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Information: drurylanetheatre.com.
PARANORMAL CIRQUE: Through Sept. 2, North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 W. Cermak Road, North Riverside. Organizers state that "Paranormal Cirque is a crazy yet fun fusion between circus, illusion, theatre and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream and when we had nightmares and fantasies." It contains adult language and content. The R-rated show next will be performed from Sept. 5 to 15 at Chicago Premium Outlets off the Farnsworth Avenue exit on I-88 in Aurora. Information: paranormalcirque.com.
OUTDOOR CONCERTS AT PAINTED PIANO: Through August, La Grange, near the outdoor fountain by Village Hall, announces La Grange Business Association. Salt Creek Chamber Wind Quintet performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. The piano stays put through Aug. 31. Then it moves outside the Stone Avenue Metra station, where it will stay through the West End Arts Festival on Sept. 7 and 8. Information: www.fdmuseum.org.
THE PROMENADE BOLINGBROOK HOSTING THE ROCKIN' WITH ROCK BOTTOM CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m. most Thursdays through Sept. 12, 631 E. Boughton Road. Hair Band will play Aug. 29, with SODA on Sept. 5 and Deacon Blues on Sept. 12. Information: shawurl.com/3bc7, www.shoppingpromenade.com.
ROCK 'N WHEELS: 6 p.m. Thursdays through August, Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. It features food, music and Bike & Car Cruise Night. Cost: Free. Information: ithappensinaddison.com.
WESTMONT CRUISIN' NIGHTS & STREET FAIR: Season closer, downtown Westmont on Cass Avenue. Information: westmontevents.com.
MARY DORRELL'S "EXPEDITION-COMPOSITION" EXHIBIT: Through Sept. 21, Addison Center for the Arts, 213 N. Lombard Road. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: addisoncenterforthearts.com, 630-458-4500.
HOLY TRINITY PARISH FEST, A COMMUNITY AND PARISH EVENT: Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, Holy Trinity commuter lot, 111 S. Cass Ave., Westmont. The debut fest features a carnival, food, craft show, bingo and live music. Information: www.holytrinitywestmont.org.
AMERICAN LEGION BINGO: 7 p.m., 123 Main St., West Chicago. Weekly bingo, raffles and pull tabs on Fridays for ages 18 and older. Proceeds help veterans and the community. Check out additional dates. Information: wchicago.mhsoftware.com.
LOMBARD PLAYWRIGHT CRAIG GUSTAFSON'S COLLECTION OF SHORT COMIC PLAYS CALLED "FASTING COUGARS": Through Aug. 31, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Riverfront Playhouse, 11 S. Water St., downtown Aurora. Cost: $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Information: riverfrontplayhouse.com, 630-897-9496.
DOWNTOWN DOWNERS GROVE'S SUMMER NIGHTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 30, on Main from Maple to Franklin. Live entertainment plays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Main Street train station. Information: www.downtowndg.org.
A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES PERFORMED BY THE CROWS: 8 p.m., Fitz’s Spare Keys, 119 N. York St., Elmhurst. Next, the first Sundays series presents the Shout Section Big Band, with dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 and concert from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for Aug. 31 and $15 for Sept. 1. Information: www.fitzssparekeys.com/events.
LIVING HISTORY DEMONSTRATION: Noon to 3 p.m., Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Meet cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen from the 18th-century fur trade era. Registration is not required for the all-ages program. Cost: Free. Information: www.reconnectwithnature.org.
FILM CLASSES: Beginning the season Sept. 3, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Offered will be the "How to Read a Film" mini-workshop from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., and "Citizen Kane, What's the Big Deal?" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The instructor is Sue Thornquist of Downers Grove. Various classes also are offered Oct. 24 and 29, Nov. 14 and 19 and Dec. 5 and 10. One can register by emailing Thornquist at email@example.com.
BINGO AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 80: 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Alexander Bradley Burns Post 80, 4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove. Doors open at 4 p.m. There will be a variety of games and progressive jackpots, with food and refreshments available. Cost: Free admission. Information: 630-968-9710, www.post80.org.
WATER-BASED EXERCISE CLASS: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 30, Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. The WET Class at RBHS is an adult level class, which is meant to elevate heart rate and muscular strength, utilizing water as resistance. No swimming is involved. Cost: Fall session is priced at $54 for nine classes. Information: www.rbhs208.net, clicking on community, swimming pool, WET Class; or email Noelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARBOR EVENINGS: Wednesdays through Sept. 4, with music from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Unwind with family and friends, enjoying live music and dancing, lawn games and refreshments. Tickets include one beer, wine or soda, along with activities and entertainment by bands. Cost: $17, $12 for members, with tickets required for guests age 21 and older, and children admitted free. Information: mortonarb.org.
THURSDAY@NOON FACULTY CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL: Noon and 1:15 p.m., Wheaton College's Armerding Center for Music and the Arts, 132 Recital Hall, Wheaton. Wheaton College Conservatory of Music presents the 3 + 1 String Quartet playing "American Dreams" by Peter Schickele and Béla Bartók’s Third Quartet. Information: wheaton.edu, 630-752-5000.
MOTHER CLUCKERS COMEDY NIGHT: 8 p.m., Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. A La Grange-based comedy troupe, The Mother Cluckers, brings hilarity to the already comic situation of parenting, according to show organizers. Information: www.andersonsbookshop.com/event/mother-cluckers-3.
EXHIBIT OF WORKS BY LEGENDARY PRINTMAKER OF MEXICO: Through Sept. 8, Cleve Carney Art Gallery at McAninch Arts Center on College of DuPage campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Highlighted will be José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, plus the afternoon of Frida Fest on Sept. 8. Information: clevecarneygallery.org, 630-942-4000.
"HOLMES AND WATSON" BY BUFFALO THEATRE ENSEMBLE: Sept. 6 to Oct. 6, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Three years following the mysterious "death" of Sherlock Holmes at Reichenbach Falls, there have been many who've claimed to be Holmes, all de-bunked as imposters by Watson. But now three separate men insist they are the famous sleuth. Full of twists and turns, this is a riveting and clever adventure from award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, according to BTE. Director is Ron May. It contains adult themes and language. A preview performance begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 5, with a free pre-show discussion from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Season tickets currently are on sale by subscription only. Cost: $40 to $42. Information: To subscribe, call 630-942-4000.
"THE POWER OF CHILDREN – MAKING A DIFFERENCE," A NATIONALLY TOURING EXHIBIT: Sept. 6 to Oct.13, Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. It highlights the stories of three ordinary children from different eras who faced extraordinary circumstances that can inspire others to fight discrimination and intolerance – Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White, reflecting the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movement, and the AIDS epidemic. The exhibit offers free, pop-up gallery performances at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, featuring actors from GreenMan Theatre Troupe performing a different 10 or 15 minute vignette each week. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: www.elmhursthistory.org in the programs section or call 630-833-1457.
TOM KASTLE: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Kastle is tentatively booked to perform; check website for most-up-to-date lineup. Cost: $10. Information: twowaystreet.org, 630-969-9720.
TRIBUTOSAURUS BECOMES HALL & OATES: 9 p.m., Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Information: www.wireismusic.com/event-calendar.
"DOES AI (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) SPELL THE END OF SOCIAL INTERACTION?" LECTURE: 8 p.m., Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium, with entrances off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia, or Batavia Road at Route 59, Warrenville. Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series presents Justine Cassell of Carnegie Mellon University. She will describe some unexpected results about the ways in which social interaction can support and improve task performance in people, and how social interaction can profitably be integrated into AI. Cassell has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the past eight years on topics concerning the impact of AI and robotics on society. Cost: $8. Information: 630-840-ARTS, events.fnal.gov.
NATURALIST GUIDED BIRD HIKE: 9 to 10 a.m., Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. September is one of the best months of the year to see migrating songbirds. Beginners are welcome. Bring binoculars if available. Cost: Free for ages 16 or older. Information: Register by Sept. 5 at ReconnectWithNature.org or 815-886-1467.
WEST END ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8, in front of Stone Avenue Metra station along Burlington Avenue at Brainard Avenue, La Grange. It helps celebrates the 140th birthday of the village. Visitors can explore the talents of 60 fine artists from across the Midwest, watch local chefs at work, enjoy wines and jazz performances, and engage in all-ages art activities. New this year are free guided tours of the station led by the La Grange Area Historical Society on Saturday. On Sunday, Bottle & Bottega will offer painting classes in the style of American artist and television art instructor Bob Ross, replete with wigs; advance tickets may be purchased at www.bottleandbottega.com/la-grange/schedule. Saturday evening entertainment will include a 6 p.m. live art auction of 30 hand-painted game tables that have been displayed this summer; it will benefit local nonprofits. Information: www.lagrangeevents.com.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MUM SALE: 10 a.m. until sold out, at the post at 151st and Archer Avenue in Lockport. The American Legion Auxiliary John Olson Unit 18 serves communities including Lemont, Bolingbrook and Romeoville. The plants come in a variety of colors. Cost: $10 each, and all profits will be used to help local area veterans. Information: https://b-m.facebook.com/ALUnit18.
MORTON ARBORETUM PRESENTS "NATURE CONNECTS" ART WITH LEGO BRICKS BY SEAN KENNEY: Through Sept. 15, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. It features 15, nature-themed sculptures crafted from more than a half-million LEGO bricks. Visitors also can enjoy the Troll Hunt exhibition on display through the end of summer. Information: mortonarb.org.
FRENCH MARKET IN GLEN ELLYN: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Main Street train station south parking lot, between Main Street and Forest Avenue. Information: business.glenellynchamber.com.
MUM SALE BY GLEN ELLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 10 a.m. until sold out, Stacy's Corners Store, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Cost: $15 each or three for $40. Information: 630-469-1867, www.glenellynhistory.org.
GLEN ELLYN WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING: 1 p.m., Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. The speaker will be Glen Ellyn's Village Manager Mark Franz, sharing an update on the community. Guests are welcome. Information: Call 630-363-5327 to make a reservation.
"WILD EDIBLES": 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Discover the bounty the land has to offer on a walk along Isle a la Cache’s trails. Try tasty flower petals, crushed crawlies and more. Cost: Free for ages 6 or older. Information: Register by Sept. 10 at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.
DRAMATIC PRESENTER LESLIE GODDARD PORTRAYING QUEEN ELIZABETH II: 7 p.m., Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. The historian and actor explores the life of Britain's monarch. Included in the program are Elizabeth's childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to a Navy officer, her World War II service and balancing her roles as queen and mother. Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for GEHS members, and $5 for students, with refreshments provided. Information: Call 630-469-1867 for tickets, which also will be available at the door.
LA GRANGE FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. various Thursdays, La Grange Road and Harris Avenue. Information: shawurl.com/3b6m, 708-582-6510.
PLANK ROAD FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY'S BARN DANCE: 7 p.m., Glen Ellyn History Center, which has reopened after spring flooding at 800 N. Main St. Families, couples and singles are invited to a night of square dance, line dance and other folk dances. Cost: $5 per person, $10 for families with kids, with refreshments included. Information: 630-469-1867, www.glenellynhistory.org.
COSLEY ZOO: Open daily except fall and winter holidays, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. Information: cosleyzoo.org/event-calendar, 630-665-5534.
DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: Ongoing activities, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Information: dupagechildrens.org.
DOWNERS GROVE DOWNTOWN MARKET: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Main Street train station, 5001 Main St. Among items will be local produce and artisan foods. Information: events.downers.us.
WHEATON FRENCH MARKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Nov. 9, Municipal Parking Lot 3, Main and Liberty, downtown, Wheaton. Information: wheatonchamber.com.
CHORAL-AIRES CHORUS GUEST NIGHTS: 7 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Ave., Elmhurst. A noted a cappella barbershop harmony chorus, the Choral-Aires Chorus of Sweet Adelines International meets to rehearse Monday nights. Information: choral-aires.com.
LISLE CAR SHOW: 6 to 9 p.m., at Main Street and Burlington Avenue in downtown Lisle. Music and food are offered at the event coordinated by the Kiwanis of Lisle and Lisle Heritage Society. Cost: Free admission. Information: www.villageoflisle.org/264/Downtown-Lisle-Car-Shows.